OAKLAND, CA - APRIL 15:  Tim Wakefield #49 (R) of the Boston Red Sox celebrates with catcher George Kottaras #16 after defeating the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game at the Oakland Coliseum April 15, 2009 in Oakland, California. All Major League Baseball players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson day.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

After sweeping the Baltimore Orioles, the Boston Red Sox will host the Minnesota Twins for a brief two-game set. The Twins are coming off a weekend sweep of the Angels after having yesterday off.

The game tonight will start at 7:10 PM and it will be televised on NESN and you can also catch the game on the radio on one of the many affiliates of the Red Sox Radio Network.

Tim Wakefield (1-1, 3.00) will look to continue the momentum from his near no-hitter against the Oakland A’s last week. Wakefield has faced the Twins 25 times in his career (22 starts) and is 13-5 with a 4.31 ERA and 2 saves.

Scott Baker (0-1, 13.50) gets the start for the Twins and was he roughed up in his first outing of the season after a stint on the DL with right shoulder stiffness to start the year. Baker has made 2 appearances (1 start) against the Red Sox in his career and has no record with a 0.90 ERA.

There was one casualty for the Red Sox this weekend as Rocco Baldelli has been placed on the disabled list after reaggravating his hamstring that kept out of a few games. Jeff Bailey was called up from Pawtucket to take his place on the 25-man roster.

Jed Lowrie underwent surgery on his injured wrist today and is expected to return around the All-Star break.

Bailey in house, Baldelli to DL [Extra Bases]

Francona’s long medical report. . . [Projo Sox Blog]

The Machine Migrated North [Full Count]

Lowrie undergoes surgery [Extra Bases]

Jeff Bailey Back at Fenway [Projo Sox Blog]

Rainy day at Fenway [Full Count]

Great Moments Campaign [Projo Sox Blog]

With Lowrie and Lugo out, Green ready to pitch in [Extra Bases]

Some slow starts on the Red Sox [Don Orsillo – NESN.com]

100 Year Old Bat Boy [Fenway West]

2010 Options: Boston Red Sox [MLB Trade Rumors]

Here are the starting lineups for tonight’s game:

Minnesota Twins7-7

Red Sox logo7-6

1. Denard Span LF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Alexi Casilla 2B 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Justin Morneau 1B 3. David Ortiz DH
4. Jason Kubel DH 4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
5. Michael Cuddyer RF 5. J.D. Drew RF
6. Joe Crede 3B 6. Jason Bay LF
7. Mike Redmond C 7. Mike Lowell 3B
8. Nick Punto SS 8. George Kottaras C
9. Carlos Gomez CF 9. Nick Green SS
Scott Baker SP Tim Wakefield SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers.

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups